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Rhonda Fleming (born Marilyn Louis; August 10, 1923 – October 14, 2020) was an American singer and film and television actress. She acted in more than 40 films, mainly in the 1940s and 1950s, and became known as one of the most glamorous actresses of her time, nicknamed the “Queen of Technicolor” because she photographed so well in that medium.

Early life

Fleming was born Marilyn Louis in Hollywood, California, the son of Harold Cheverton Louis, an insurance salesman, and Effie Graham, a stage actress who appeared alongside Al Jolson in the 1914 musical Dancing Around at the Winter Garden Theater in New York. to 1915. Fleming’s mother’s grandfather was John C. Graham, actor, theater owner, and newspaper editor in Utah. [one]

She began working as a film actress while attending Beverly Hills High School, [2] from which she graduated in 1941. She was discovered by well-known Hollywood agent Henry Willson, who changed her name to “Rhonda Fleming”. [3]

“It’s so weird,” Fleming said later. “He stopped me across the street. It scared me a little, I was only 16 or 17 years old. He signed me to a seven-year contract without a screen test. It was a Cinderella story, but that could happen in those days.

Personal life

Fleming worked for various charities, especially in the field of cancer care, and served on the committees of many related organizations. In 1991, she and her fifth husband, Ted Mann, established the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic for Comprehensive Care of Women at UCLA Medical Center [26].

In 1964, Fleming spoke at the 2,500-attended “Project Prayer” rally at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The meeting, which was hosted by Anthony Eisley, a star of ABC’s Hawaiian Eye series, sought to flood the United States Congress with letters in support of mandatory school prayer, following two Supreme Court decisions in 1962 and 1963. of the United States, who struck Reject Mandatory School Prayer as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. [29]

Joining Fleming and Eisley at the rally were Walter Brennan, Lloyd Nolan, Dale Evans, Pat Boone and Gloria Swanson. Fleming stated, “The Prayer Project hopes to clarify the First Amendment to the Constitution and reverse this current trend away from God.” [29] Eisley and Fleming added that John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Roy Rogers, Mary Pickford, Jane Russell, Ginger Rogers, and Pat Buttram would also have attended the rally had their schedules not been in conflict. [29]

 

Death

Fleming died on October 14, 2020, at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California, at the age of 97.

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